WHAT’S NEW Our winter Styrofoam collection drive scheduled for February 1, 2020, will not be taking place due to logistical issues. A collection event is planned for September 12. See more about it here.
Through April: Mercer County Parks asks residents to participate in a Trex Recycling Challenge. Plastic household bags and wrap, including cereal box liners and bubble wrap, will be collected at two locations. The goal is to save over 500 pounds of plastic material from the landfill. See more info on the flyer here.
The Hopewell Valley Green Team is charged with helping everyone who lives and works in the Hopewell Valley to protect this beautiful place that we call home. Since our first meeting on Oct. 29, 2009, the Hopewell Valley Green Team (formerly known as the Hopewell Valley Green Future Task Force) has been working to foster actions among citizens and governments in the Valley that will lead to a more sustainable way of living. We have been especially focused on: 1) Outreach & Education, 2) Recycling, and 3) Local Economies.
The Green Team was profiled by The Hopewell Express in April 2018. Read the article here.
If you are visiting this page, you probably already try to live sustainably.
Here are 10 more things you can do to protect the Environment:
1. Take your own reusable canvas bags to the store.
2. Lower your thermostat one degree (or more) in winter.
3. Take shorter showers.
4. Compost your organic waste.
5. Drive your car less: walk, bike, carpool, use mass transit.
6. Keep your car tires properly inflated.
7. Eat locally produced food. Eat less meat.
8. Shop right in town, instead of traveling a long way to the mall.
9. Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms.
10. Drink tap water instead of bottled water.
The Watershed Institute has a list of “70 Things You Can Do About Climate Change” on their website.
Our custom EnergySage portal into the solar marketplace will continue to be active for the next year. Go to www.SolarHopewell.org to get started.
Questions? Contact Hopewell Valley Green Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Meyer of Hopewell designed our colorful HVGT logo. See her website here.
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Visit our friends and neighbors helping to protect our local environment. Click on their logos below (each opens a new tab in your browser):